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Mar. 4

NLM Lecture Examines Uses of Google Images

Dr. Nguyen

Dr. Quynh Nguyen

The next talk in the NLM Informatics and Data Science Lecture Series will be “Using Google Street View Images to Examine Links Between the Built Environment and Health.” 

It will be held Wednesday, Mar. 4 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Lister Hill Center Auditorium, Bldg. 38A.

Speaking will be Dr. Quynh Nguyen, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. She is a social epidemiologist focusing on contextual and economic factors as they relate to health.

Advances in neighborhood research have been constrained by the lack of neighborhood data for many geographical areas. Nguyen will discuss the use of Google Street View images as a source of national data on built environment features and the use of computer vision to label images for indicators of walkability, urban development and physical disorder. 

The lecture will be live-streamed and subsequently archived at      

Those who need sign language interpreting and/or other reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Ebony Hughes at and/or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339. Requests should be made 5 days in advance.

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